SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES UNITED STATES DECISION TO ENGAGE IN DURBAN REVIEW TALKS

17 February 2009
SG/SM/12104-RD/998

SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES UNITED STATES DECISION TO ENGAGE IN DURBAN REVIEW TALKS

17 February 2009
Secretary-General
SG/SM/12104
RD/998
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES UNITED STATES DECISION TO ENGAGE IN DURBAN REVIEW TALKS


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General welcomes the United States decision to send a delegation to engage in the preliminary negotiations to finalize the draft outcome document of the Durban Review Conference, scheduled for 20-24 April 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland.


The Secretary-General urges all Member States to engage constructively on all the outstanding issues of the outcome document to ensure a successful outcome of the Conference.


The Secretary-General condemns racism in all its forms and manifestations.  Combating and eliminating discrimination and inequality require active engagement by all.


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